The Abstinence Teacher
Publish date: October 16th 2007
Publisher: Random House Canada
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
The abstinence movement and the Christian right are two of my favourite topics in relation to American politics, one of my strange hobbies. They both fascinate and horrify me in equal measure and I’m always on the lookout for books, fiction and non-fiction, related to them to fuel my interest. I’ve ...
This week I read the "New York Times Bestseller," The Abstinence Teacher, by Tom Perrotta. While not liking the book is one thing, hating it is another. I hated this book! I'm actually angry about it and it has been nearly a week since I pushed myself through it in two days. Two days is plenty of ti...
Parts of this book were excellent. Point of view of a sex-ed teacher who is forced to encourage abstinence in her high school students. Considering Perrotta's previous works, I ended up expecting much more and was extremely disappointed. It was a very quick read, but I found it preachy, and the prot...
So, just finished this book and I have to say that I actually enjoyed it. I had read Little Children by this author a while back and hated it so much, but I put that aside to read this one for a bookclub.There were so many issues going on at once in the book, and I just don't know where to begin. ...
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